THE PRESIDENT’S THANK YOUS
The Caribbean Community Council of Calgary would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers, vendors, staffed security, masqueraders and bands, international artists (Machel Montano, Alison Hinds, Patrice Roberts), Calgary Soca, The Barbados Association of Calgary, all the DJs, sound crew, stage manager and assistance, MCs, Carifest Dancers, Decidedly Jazz and YOU, the community!!!
Crafting a festival such as Carifest takes thousands of volunteered hours and I am so grateful that we have a passionate core team willing to do so! A special heart warming thank you goes out to the dedicated Executive Team – Dale Green, Shanikhoa Burke, Whitney Cousins, and committed Team Leads – Stefan LeeYen, Sean Prosper, Oneil Randall, Kara Randall, Donavan from The Aktivate band, Drew Atlas, Wolston Ayonge from Calgary Soca, Sabrina Naz-Comanescu and many more!!! For the past three years, this new Executive Team has successfully overcome many challenges and continues to connect with the Caribbean community in a positive way.
This is YOUR Caribbean festival, Calgary! Let’s work together to keep the good vibes growing! See you all next year for an exciting 2020 Carifest!
With love and gratitude,
President, Caribbean Community Council of Calgary
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019
We kick off Carifest with PAN IN THE PARK starting at 7PM at Shaw Millennium Park. Come listen and dance to the tantalising sound of the steel drums. Bands from Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary will entertain an audience of all ages.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019
The CARIFEST PARADE [ROUTE] starts at 11AM at Olympic Plaza with hundreds of masqueraders dancing to the rhythms of Caribbean Music down Stephen Avenue to Shaw Millennium Park. Later in the evening from 2PM to 8PM the SUNSHINE FESTIVAL will take place at Shaw Millennium Park with live performances by Alison Hinds and Patrice Roberts!
On Saturday, August 17, we’re excited to bring Barbados’ foremost female Soca star, Alison Hinds. Alison has, for over two decades, brought timeless hits that have cemented her as one of Soca music’s greatest contributors!
Patrice Roberts has been singing for over a decade, beginning in her earlier years with Machel Montano and the HD family. Many of her songs have dominated the Soca scene, and her energetic performances can entertain any crowd!
Frances Anne Solomon Founder, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival